Richard Hakluyt’s Remarkable Descriptions of 16th Century AmericaRead More
Author: Richard Thornton
Posted by Richard Thornton | Aug 26, 2012 | Agriculture, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Ethnology, French Huguenots, Geology, Government Corruption, History, Language, Maps, Mayas, Mexico, Native American Community, Petroglyphs, Photography, Trade and Economics |
What is going on at Track Rock Gap? During the year since this enormous archaeological zone was first publicized, POOF has added hundreds of new subscribers. We will give all of you an overview about what is now known about the site and what isn’t known. Genetic and linguistic studies carried out in 2012 suggest that there are at least some Creek, Cherokee, Seminole, Miccosukee and Koasati Indians today, who are the descendants of the builders of the Track Rock Terraces or its satellite towns in the Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee Mountains.Read More
This interim report will give you a fascinating glimpse of Native American societies in the South Atlantic Coastal Plain during the late 16th century. They were far more ethnically diverse than most anthropologists have assumed....Read More
Kenimer Mound SiteRead More
Ben Cook (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) and colleagues used a high-resolution climate model developed at GISS to run simulations that compared how patterns of vegetation cover during pre-Columbian (before 1492 C.E.) and post-Columbian periods affected precipitation and drought in Central America. The pre-Columbian era saw widespread deforestation on the Yucatán Peninsula and throughout southern and central Mexico. During the post-Columbian period, forests regenerated as native populations declined and farmlands and pastures were abandoned.Read More
For the past two years Gary Daniels and I have had burrs in our saddles, trying to figure out the ethnicity of a corridor that runs from the Georgia gold fields to southern Florida. The Southeastern Native American world...Read More
Why do many Creek geographical and town names seem to have no meaning in Muskogee . . . while Choctaw place names are Choctaw words?
Last week, a lady in Birmingham, Alabama with both Creek and Choctaw ancestry, wrote me with an interesting question. Evidently, she has been diving deeply into her heritage lately. She is trying to translate the American Indian place names in Alabama and not having a great deal of success with “Creek” words. Well, for one reason, very little of present day Alabama was Muskogee-Creek until after 1763, but the complete answer is much more complicated than that. You will find this newsletter fascinating.Read More
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